External Publications

 

Graf, J., N. Tabor, K. Ferguson, L. Jacobs, D. Winkler, Y-N. Lee, S.R. May, 2015, Stable isotope geochemistry of dinosaur eggshell from the Gobi Desert, Mongolia, Journal of Vertebrate  Paleontology,  Program  and  Abstracts,  2015, p. 134.

 

Strganac, C., Jacobs, L.L., Polcyn, M.J., Mateus, O., Myers, T.S., Salminen, J., May, S.R., Araujo, R., Furguson, K. M., Olimpio Goncalves, A., Luisa Morais, M., Schulp, A.S., & Silva Tavares, T., 2014, Geological Setting and Paleoecology of the Upper Cretaceous Bench 19 Marine Vertebrate Bonebed at Bentiaba, Angola. Netherlands Journal of Geosciences, Dec., 1-16.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/njg.2014.32

 

May, S.R., Sarna-Wojcicki, A.M., Lindsay, E.H., Woodburne, M.O., Opdyke, N.D., Wan, E. Wahl, D.B., & Olson, H., 2014, Geochronology of the upper Alturas Formation, Northern California: Implications for the Hemphillian-Blancan North American Land Mammal Age Boundary, Palaeontologia Electronica 17.3.43A: 1-13.  http://palaeo-electronica.org/content/2014/985-alturas-geochronology

 

May, S. R., Gray, G. G., Summa, L. L., Stewart, N. R., Gehrels, G. E., & Pecha, M. E. (2013). Detrital zircon geochronology from the Bighorn Basin, Wyoming, USA: Implications for tectonostratigraphic evolution and paleogeography. Geological Society of America Bulletin, 125(9-10), 1403-1422. http://gsabulletin.gsapubs.org/content/125/9-10/1403

 

May, S. R., Gray, G. G., Summa, L. L., Stewart, N. R., Gehrels, G. E., & Pecha, M. E. (2013). Detrital zircon geochronology from Cenomanian–Coniacian strata in the Bighorn Basin, Wyoming, USA: Implications for stratigraphic correlation and paleogeography. Rocky Mountain Geology, 48(1), 41-61. http://rmg.geoscienceworld.org/content/48/1/41.abstract

 

May, S. R., Woodburne, M. O., Lindsay, E. H., Albright, L. B., Sarna-Wojcicki, A., Wan, E., & Wahl, D. B. (2011). Geology and mammalian paleontology of the Horned Toad Hills, Mohave Desert, California, USA. Palaeontologia Electronica, Vol. 14, Issue 3; 28A:63p.  http://palaeo-electronica.org/2011_3/11_may/

 

May, S.R, Kleist, R., Kneller, E., Johnson, C., & Creaney, S. (2010). Global petroleum systems in space and time. In Geological Society, London, Petroleum Geology Conference series (Vol. 7, pp. 1-9). Geological Society of London.

 

May, S.R., (2008). Harnessing Innovation, ADIPEC Conference, Abu Dhabi

 

May, S.R., (2003). Visualization and Volume Interpretation in Geoscience: 3-D Seismic and Beyond, AAPG-SEG Joint Distinguished Lecture Series, AAPG Bull. 87, 1697.

 

West, B.P., May, S.R., Eastwood, J.E., & Rossen, C. (2002). Interactive seismic facies classification using textural attributes and neural networks. The Leading Edge, 21(10), 1042-1049.

 

Frantes, T., W. Drennen, S. May, and S. Utskot, (2001). Impact of volume visualization technologies on upstream business activities, Offshore Technology Conference, OTC 13294, 5 pp.

 

Ehman, K.D., Sullivan, M.D., and May, S.R., (2000). Tectonic Controls on facies distribution and stacking patterns, Ridge Basin, southern California, Pacific Section Convention: AAPG-SEPM-SEG-SPWLA, Book 87.

 

May, S.R., Steed, R., Farre, J., Carroll, M., (1999). Volume interpretation technology: impact on cycle-time reduction in deep water exploration and production. AAPG International Conference, Abstr. 83 (8), 1328.

 

Hudec, M. R., and May, S. R., (1998). The Courthouse syncline: A Gulf of Mexico–style mini-basin exposed in the Paradox Basin, Utah [abs.]. In AAPG Annual Convention Abstr., (7).

 

Van Alstine, D. R., Butterworth, J. E., May, S. R., and Covey, M. C., (1997). Paleomagnetic constraints on fluid migration, tectonic, and thermal histories in triangle zones of southern Alberta and the Arkoma Basin, Abstr. CSPG-SEPM Joint Convention, Calgary, Alberta, p. 282.

 

Ehman, K. D., Sullivan, M. D., & May, S. R. (1994). Tectonic control on deltaic cyclicity in the Ridge Basin, California. AAPG Annual Meeting Abstr., 4, 26.

 

May, S. R., Ehman, K. D., Gray, G. G., & Crowell, J. C., (1993). A new angle on the tectonic evolution of the Ridge basin, a" strike-slip" basin in southern California. Geological Society of America Bulletin, 105(10), 1357-1372.

 

Green, A.R., May, S.R., and Loutit, T.S., (1992), The origin and evolution of sedimentary basins. Geol. Soc. Australia, Abstr. No. 32, 11th Australian Geol. Conv.

 

Butler, R. F., May, S. R., & Bazard, D. R., (1992). Comment [on “High‐latitude paleomagnetic poles from Middle Jurassic plutons and moat volcanics in New England and the controversy regarding Jurassic apparent polar wander for North America” by Mickey C. Van Fossen and Dennis V. Kent]. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth (1978–2012), 97(B2), 1801-1802.

 

Covey, M.C., Schmidtke, E.A., Klepacki, D.W., and May, S.R., (1991). Phanerozoic tectonic reconstructions of the northern Cordillera, Geol. Assoc. Canada, Cordilleran Workshop, Calgary, Canada.

 

Loutit, T. S., Norton, I. O., May, S. R., Kaplan, A. A., & Hardenbol, J., (1991). Plate interactions, basins, eustasy and sediment distribution during the Phanerozoic. In EUG VI Meeting, Strasbourg.

 

May, S. R., & Ehman, K. D., (1991). Evolution of the Ridge Basin, southern California: New constraints from seismic data across the San Gabriel Fault. Geol. Soc. Am., Abstr. Prog., San Diego, Calif., Annu. Meet. A, 257.

 

May, S. R., Beck, M. E., & Butler, R. F., (1989). North American apparent polar wander, plate motion, and left‐oblique convergence: Late Jurassic‐Early Cretaceous orogenic consequences. Tectonics, 8(3), 443-451.

 

Butler, R. F., Gehrels, G. E., McClelland, W. C., May, S. R., & Klepacki, D., (1989). Discordant paleomagnetic poles from the Canadian Coast Plutonic Complex: Regional tilt rather than large-scale displacement?. Geology, 17(8), 691-694.

 

Kent, D. V., & May, S. R., (1987). Polar wander and paleomagnetic reference pole controversies. Reviews of Geophysics, 25(5), 961-970.

 

May, S. R., & Butler, R. F., (1987).  Paleomagnetism of the Jurassic Canelo Hills volcanics, southeastern Arizona.  Dickinson, W.R., Klute, M.A., editors, Mesozoic rocks of southern Arizona and adjacent areas, Arizona Geological Society Digest, 18, 121-137.

 

May, S. R., & Butler, R. F., (1986). North American Jurassic apparent polar wander: Implications for plate motion, paleogeography and Cordilleran tectonics. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth (1978–2012), 91(B11), 11519-11544.

 

May, S. R., Butler, R. F., Shafiqullah, M., & Damon, P. E., (1986). Paleomagnetism of Jurassic volcanic rocks in the Patagonia Mountains, southeastern Arizona: Implications for the North American 170 Ma reference pole. Journal of Geophysical Research, 91(B11), 11545-11.

 

Repenning, C. A., & May, S. R., (1986). New evidence for the age of lower part of the Palomas Formation, Truth or Consequences, New Mexico. New Mexico Geological Society Guidebook, 37, 257-260.

 

May, S. R., & Butler, R. F., (1985). Paleomagnetism of the Puente Piedra formation, central Peru. Earth and planetary science letters, 72(2), 205-218.

 

May, S. R. (1985). Paleomagnetism of Jurassic volcanic rocks in southeastern Arizona and North American Jurassic apparent polar wander.  PhD Dissertation, University of Arizona, Tucson (USA).

 

May, S. R., Butler, R. F., & Roth, F. A., (1985). Magnetic polarity stratigraphy and stratigraphic completeness. Geophysical Research Letters, 12(6), 341-344.

 

May, S. R., Coney, P. J., & Beck, M. E., (1983). Paleomagnetism and suspect terranes of the North American Cordillera. US Department of the Interior, Geological Survey.

 

May, S.R., Repenning, C.A., (1982). New evidence for the age of the Old Woman Sandstone, Mojave Desert, California.  Cooper, J.D. (compiler), Geologic excursions in the Transverse Ranges, southern California, guidebook. 109-113.

 

May, S. R., & Repenning, C. A., (1982). New evidence for the age of the Mount Eden fauna, southern California. Journal of Vertebrate paleontology, 2(1), 109-113.

 

May, S. R. (1981). Repomys (Mammalia: Rodentia gen. nov.) from the late Neogene of California and Nevada. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 1(2), 219-230.

 

May, S. R. (1981). Geology and mammalian paleontology of the Horned Toad Hills, Mojave Desert, California (Masters Thesis, University of California, Riverside).

 

 

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Patents

 

Pottorf, R. J., M. Lawson, S. R. May, S. L. Dreyfus, S. Raman, W. Bond, L. J. Srnka, (2013), "Exploration method and system for detection of hydrocarbons with an underwater vehicle." WIPO Patent No. 2013071186.

 

Gillard, D., West, B. P., May, S. R., Eastwood, J. E., & Gross, M. D., (2005), "Method for analyzing dip in seismic data volumes."  U.S. Patent No. 6,850,864. Washington, DC: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

 

Czernuszenko, M. K., May, S. R., Cheng, Y. C., & Dunn, P. A., (2004),  "Method for performing object-based connectivity analysis in 3-D seismic data volumes."  U.S. Patent No. 6,823,266. Washington, DC: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

 

West, B. P., & May, S. R., (2003), "Method for seismic facies interpretation using textural analysis and neural networks."   U.S. Patent No. 6,560,540. Washington, DC: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

 

West, B. P., May, S. R., Gillard, D., Eastwood, J. E., Gross, M. D., & Frantes, T. J., (2003), "Method for analyzing reflection curvature in seismic data volumes."  U.S. Patent No. 6,662,111. Washington, DC: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

 

West, B. P., & May, S. R., (2003), "Method for seismic facies interpretation using textural analysis and neural networks." European Patent No. EP 1334379.

 

West, B.P. and May, S. R., (2002), “Method for mapping seismic attributes using neural networks”, U.S. Patent No. 6,560,540. Washington, DC: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.